Nutrition and Energy in Pasta
Dietary Food Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals and Glycemic Index GI Value of Spaghetti, Macaroni

Nutritional Value of Pasta

Calories Information - Calories in Pasta - Calories In Food
Diet Nutrition - Nutrition in Fruit & Vegetables - Carbs Nutrition
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Diet Nutrients, Micronutrients in Pasta

Food Nutrition in Pasta

Traditional Italian pasta is made only from flour and water. The flour is made from durum wheat which is high in gluten. For people with celiac disease and others who are allergic to gluten, pasta made from rice flower is a delicious alternative. Pasta is a good source of complex carbs providing slow-release energy. Low carb diet promoters warn against pasta, claiming it has a high GI value, but this is incorrect. Pasta has been a staple food of Italy and other European countries for centuries without causing glycemic problems or obesity!

Energy in Pasta

Calorie content of pasta varies slightly according to type. One cup of cooked regular spaghetti contains about 190 calories. One cup of cooked wholewheat spaghetti contains about 175 calories.

Nutrients in Pasta

One cup of cooked spaghetti contains about 7 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of fat.

Vitamins in Pasta

Pasta is not a significant source of Vitamins.

Minerals in Pasta

Pasta is not a significant source of minerals or trace elements.

Glycemic Index (GI) Value For Pasta

Spaghetti has a medium GI value and glycemic response can be reduced further by adding a small amount of fat such as olive oil or meat sauce.

Most Nutritious Types of Pasta

The healthiest type of pasta is wholewheat pasta which is richer in fiber, minerals and B Vitamins than regular white pasta. However, all pasta is a nutritious element in any healthy diet.

Nutrition in Types of Pasta

Angel Hair Pasta
Cannelloni
Fettuccini
Fusilli
Homemade Pasta
Lasagna Sheets
Linguini
Macaroni
Macaroni Cheese
Cooked Macaroni
Pasta Elbows
Pasta w.Franks
Pasta w.Meatballs
Pasta Sauce
Marinara Sauce
Pasta Shells
Pasta Twists
Penne
Ravioli
Spaghetti Sauce
Spaghetti
Spaghetti Meat Sauce
Spinach Pasta
Tagliatelle
Tortellini
Vermicelli
Whole Wheat Pasta

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